Acupuncture for Kidney Stone/Renal Calculi
Kidney stones or renal calculi are solid concretions or calculi formed in the kidney from dissolved urinary minerals. Kidney stones may cause sudden, severe pain as they travel from the kidneys to the bladder.
How does acupuncture work for Kidney Stone?
Acupuncture helps ease the spasms that can occur in the ureter (the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder). Once the ureter is more relaxed, the stone can pass easier.
Acupuncture helps with the inflammation that a stone can cause, this inflammation will also prevent a stone from passing.
Acupuncture also helps lessen the degree of pain caused by the stone.
Acupuncture may balance body’s chemistry that helps prevent the formation of crystals and stones, and prevent some types of stones from coming back.
Course of treatment
There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.